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individual market, there is frequent changes in policies. people are used to increases in premiums and changes in their policies. that is something that's a reality. it should have been clarified. >> senator durbin, i do appreciate you taking the time especially with your trip to atlanta. thank you. >> thanks for watching everybody. good to have you with us. "around the world" starts right now with suzanne malveaux and now with suzanne malveaux and michael holmes. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> fighting to survive, people in the philippines are desperate for help and things might get just worse. >> all i hear many cry, many people crying. many people say help him. >> horrific stories of families torn apart by this storm. this mother was able to save her baby, but lost her husband. >> welcome to around the world". i'm suzanne malveaux. >> ike michael holmes.
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we'd also like to welcome our viewer not just here in the u.s. but around the world. >> desperation intensifying across the philippines. we are talking about this. it is hard to even imagine this, but there are bodies that are rotting in the streets. they are floating in the sea. there is water, food, medical supplies that is not reaching those who are in most need. >> a lot of controversy starting to build about that. now there's another storm on its way that's affecting like they needed rain this part of the world. there was an earthquake too, all of this just days after super typhoon haiyan ravaged cities, towns and villages from one philippine island to the next. andrew stephens reports from the hard hit city of tacloban. >> more misery on the ground as some relief efforts are halted overnight when yet another storm hit the devastated city of tacloban. the strongest typhoon on record struck days ago, leaving behind a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented scope.
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>> i am the only survivor of the family and i want to know if they are still alive. >> from the sky, miles of destruction as far as the eye can see. while on the ground, rows of lifeless bodies. >> only one missing is my eldest daughter. i hope she's alive. >> a church chapel now filled with the dead. inside a mother weeps over the loss of her son. >> i've experienced a lot of typhoon, but this is the worst thing. >> the living cover their noses and mouths because the stench is unbearable. as they search for their loved ones, a young student cries for her mother. >> translator: i still hear in tacloban, and i'm still alive. hundreds of thousands are now fighting for survival. >> i must go out of this city. >> the few hospitals still functioning are overwhelmed. leaving the injured with nowhere to go.
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>> the president of the philippines has declared a state of national calamity. >> in need of food and water, residents write signs of inspiration in hope that someone will see. >> we don't have enough water even though we are not sure that it is clean and safe. we still drink it because we need to survive. >> the warden of this local city jail says they ran out of food. the inmates threaten a mass breakout as one stands on the roof of the prison ready to jump. haiyan victims dangerously take gas as transportation out of the destruction is vital for their survival. thousands uncertain of when aid will reach them. and here at the airport, the lights have been turned on for the first time, which means that this can now effectively become a 24-hour operation to get more supplies in, more supplies which are so desperately needed jot
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enough of here but right across this province. >> the president of the philippines is now telling cnn he thinks the death toll is likely closer to 2,000 rather than 10,000. but as we know, these things are very confusing. the numbers are not certain. we still don't know. >> there are still places they haven't checked out. what we do know is that 2 million people are in need of food and water. something like 11 million are impacted in some way or other. now, the philippines is made up of thousands of islands. there's more than 7,000, 2,000 are inhabited. even calculating the damage and the loss across all of those places, not to mention getting crucial aid to survivors, it's a logistical nightmare. >> ivan watson is in the city of cebu, and ivan, first of all, what is it going to take to get this aid to the people there? michael and i have been talking about this. we're talking about five days in at this point. if you don't have food or water, things will get pretty desperate
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and you'll see more and more people dying. >> that's right. and with torrential downpours periodically we were caught in here, if you can imagine there's no shelter for these people when the rains come storming in. now, it's interesting that andrew stephens was saying hey, we think the lights will come on at the airport at that broken city and it can be a 24-hour aid operation. but look behind me here. this c-130 philippine air force transport plane is not flying right now because the air force at this base which is the main logistical hub for moving aid to that broken city of tacloban, they are only flyinging there from dawn till dusk saying the lights haven't been turned on and they can't make these critical aid deliveries. now, when the planes come back, we've seen them met on the tarmac by ambulances carrying some of the wounded evacuees from the storm zone. i asked an air force spokesman
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about this. take a listen. >> there are about a thousand victims, but we have to sort the victims accordingly like the much needed medical treatment for elderly and children and as well as the stranded victims in the area. >> that's tough work prioritizing who needs -- who is the biggest emergency and can be flown out of the area. again, a state of national calamity, according to the president here. and just a very difficult situation all around. one final fact for you. the philippines air force tell me they only have three, three of these planes over my shoulder. these c-130 transport planes to carry this assistance in. they're starting to mobilize navy ships that can carry far more pay loads of urgent
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assistance, but this is a adjust a drop in the proverbial bucket. >> ivan, a couple of quick points. you know, we've cut a lot of slack of course, because the logistical difficulties as you have been reporting are enormous to get aid in there. at some point, are questions being asked about this is becoming a bit of a screwup? nearly five days in, people are not getting water. when you look at a place like tacloban, what's left for people to stay there anyway? >> reporter: absolutely. i mean, anybody with any sanity having seen that place would want to just get out. that's why there are hoards of people at the shattered airport, some of them desperate to try to get out. the roads we're hearing from aid workers what should be a one-hour trip by car to that city more like 1 hours and involves a great deal of walking. the biggest defense for the philippine government is the fact that the first responders
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even the military in tacloban, they were victims, too. the commander of the air force squadron there i'm told was swept out to sea and showed up some ten miles down the coast across the bay and is now in a hospital after he had to talk back. so there are airport workers that were killed. there are ambulance workers that were casualties. and that is part of what is slowing this down. there is international aid coming in. i've seen taiwanese c-130s coming in here and even the u.s. navy scrambling, if you will, an entire aircraft carrier to try to bring some more logistical might to what is just the beginning of a relief operation. >> seems incredible that some of those most basic necessities aren't getting there yet. ivan, appreciate your reporting. ivan watson there in cebu. >> one of the things happening is these survivors are taking a second and third hit. there was a 4al 8 magnitude
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earthquake that happened. san why i see dro. now a tropical depression is makingity way across account sea. bringing in chad meyers from the weather center. chad, we bring up a point here. where are these people going to go? where is it safe? are they ever going to be able to return to their own homes here? there's more bad weather on the way. >> there are many homes if not half that don't exist, they're in sprint splinters. there's nothing left. there was tens of thousands of people that lived in shanty towns. that's a bad name. it's a boat literally, a houseboat that lives along a pier. here's tacloban right here. this is tropical depression za rye da. every time a little rain band comes in, tacloban gets rain. yesterday, we were standing here waiting for anderson cooper to arrive in tacloban, and there was a large rain shower. he couldn't land.
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so all these other people can't land either. all these things we're trying to get in, all of this equipment, this is the radar. i just found this philippine radar. it's amazing. right there would be the air strip. they can fly around this. the problem is, you don't have instruments. this isn't like an ifrr airport anymore. you can't land in a fog or rain showers. if it's low clouds, you need visual flight rules to see that runway to get that plane on ground. this is not helping >>ed cha, thanks so much. for american viewers too, bear in mind, this it is a storm 3 1/2 times the size of katrina. chad, thanks so much. >> you're welcome. >> we're following breaking news out of washington. renee mar rene marsh has the news. better airfares for all of us traveling here. what are the details that the justice department is outlining here in terms of the merger? >> well, suzanne and michael, we're talking about the american airlines and us airways merger,
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that deal was announced just minutes ago. and what this does is, it creates the world's largest airline. so here are the details. we know that the two the airlines as a part of this deal that was struck allowing this merger to move forward, they have to sell slots at seven major u.s. airports. we're talking about airports in places like new york, new york's laguardia airport, miami, regular gan national airport here in the washington, d.c. area. if you remember originally, the department of justice filed this lawsuit to block this merger. it's an $11 billion merger. they filed to block it simply because they thought the merger would lead to bad news for consumers. they thought it would mean higher ticket prices and fewer options. so the heart of this deal really came down to these two airlines giving up some of their landing and takeoff slots at these major airports. let's take reagan national, for example, right here in
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washington, d.c. according to the department of justice, if this merger went through as they wanted it to originally, they would have had the combined airline 69% control over that particular airport. that's a large amount to control here. so as a part of this deal, again, here at reagan, they will have to sell off some of those slots. so you have your airlines like a jetblue, they'll be able to come in and buy up some of these slots. the bottom line here is they don't want to lose that competition. they didn't want it to be a situation in which the consumer loses. so the headline here doj and these two airlines have reached a deal. they will move forward with this merger, american airlines and usair. >> that was the big fear initially when they tried to block this was that there would be less competition that consumers would pay more for airfares. they're saying you've got to the give up slots to low cost airlines perhaps and that might broaden competition. that's what they're saying.
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>> absolutely. what you don't want, when you think about takeoff and landing slots, that's real estate look at that as real estate. if you have, you know, the majority of these take off and landing slots at a specific airport, that translates to money. you are entitled to land and takeoff at a very specific slot. so if you monopolize that, then the fear is there's less competition. so what they want to do, bottom line, is create lots of options for the consumer. >> so ree, what would it look like then? how does it look differently at the airports? we travel all the time. how is it going to impact people? lower fares, more options? >> it really depends who you speak to because there are two schools of thought here. you know, there's one school of thought which says that you know, if this merger happened that it would not have had a bad impact on consumers. those were people who were for merger. they used prices for tickets
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looking at the history of ticket prices throughout the years because as we know, the airline industry, we've seen merger after merger after merger. and so the people who were for in merger said look, when you look at the numbers, it didn't drastically shoot up as it relates to ticket prices for consumers. then you had another school of thought, people who say look, if you have two major airlines that are going to combine, that will mean perhaps there's not a need for a hub where there was once a hub. us airways as a hub. american airlines has a hub in a certain area. if you lose a hub, that might mean you lose options as a consumer. so two schools of thought. short answer is we have to wait and see. >> all right. >> either way, world's biggest airline coming up likely. rene marsh, thanks so much. >> more of what we're working on for around the world, families ripped apart by the devastation of typhoon haiyan. this woman held her baby above her head just to keep him alive.
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failed to reach an agreement on iran's nuclear program. jim sciutto reports on this blame game from both sides. these were high stake talks. >> secretary kerry says an interim deal on iran's nuclear program was extremely close, but in the end, the iranians walked away. >> there was unity. but iran couldn't take it. at that particular moment, they weren't able to accept that agreement. >> that didn't sit well with foreign minister zarif who fired back a different version of events via twitter where he pointed the finger firmly at the west. plaintiff secretary, was it iran that gutted over half of the u.s. draft thursday night, he tweeted? and publicly commented against it friday morning? this the missives came after signs this weekend of a split between the french and everyone else. the french insisting on more concessions from iran. the latest attempt by iran and the west to forge an agreement to the get iran to abandon its
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effort to build a nuclear bomb while allowing tehran a peaceful program. for their part, the iranians are motivated to get out from the economic sanctions that have crippled their economy. if there's no agreement, iran and the west may be facing the prospect of war. >> you drift even with sanctions in an effort diplomatically over the next several months, you're going to lead to one basic conclusion which is some sort of military strike. >> talks resume later this month but this latest delay gives opponents such as israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu time to mobilize against any deal with iran. >> and jim chute tote joining us from washington. jim, tomorrow we're going to see secretary of state john kerry testifying on the hill to talk about why those talks did not actually happen, why they were not successful. there was never any kind of optimism that they would work. this was very different. i mean, people believed that they could possibly get a deal. how does he explain this?
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what is he going to a? >> it's going to be closed door meetings. it may be difficult for him to say because there are two competing narratives out there, the iranians say it was the west who balked here, that they were very close. secretary kerry says no, we were unified and it was the iranians who balked. the trouble with that story is you had some members of the p5-plus-1, the permanent five members of the security council plus germany speaking out in public with their criticisms, namely the french foreign minister fabius saying he thought the initial outlines of the agreement weren't tough enough. so with that ipd ckind of disagreement, it poses a problem going forward because all the people will in geneva are ones we think are on the side of a diplomatic solution to this problem. then you have the others who are much more skeptical, benjamin netanyahu in israel and some hawks on the hill here in washington and includes some democrats, as well. so he's got a lot of squares to
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circle how he can keep it alive for the next step. >> let's talk about the next step, jim. despite those hawks, there is an open door of sorts here that they want to explore further. how far apart are they? and will the next round perhaps close that gap? >> it doesn't seem like they were that far apart. that's why we had this excitement over the weekend up till the 11th hour on saturday when diplomats in geneva seemed to be indicating they were close to something here. the disagreements, where do he this come down to? one of the biggest iran's right to enrichment. it's understood they agreed only to enrich up to 5% which is several steps below weapons grade. you do have a camp outside of those geneva talks, including the israelis, including some lawmakers in the u.s. who think iran should enrich nothing. as you mentioned, there is a window here. iran is suffering under the
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sanctions. case that secretary kerry and others make is listen, let's exploit this window to see if there is a diplomatic solution here. let's not close it off before we even see how far it could go. >> all right. a lot of people worried too if the moderates in iran don't come back with some sort of agreement, it's going to embolden the hard liners in iran, as well which helps no one. jim, we'll talk more about this. >> and former president bill clinton, a big supporter of obama care is now saying that president obama should let people keep their current insurance in reference, of course, to the president's pledges that people can go ahead and keep their current health plan if they like them. jim acosta from the white house will talk a little bit about this. if bill clinton is weighing in on this, i imagine that says something very much this is political. this is a political hot potato. this means something here he is weighing in and weighing in on this side saying you know what? i think they need to do this.
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why is this so important? >> that's right. this white house can no longer, suzanne, say it's just the republicans who want to scuttle obama care, who want to repeal it and not replace it with anything else. it's now democrats inside the party close to the president very important high profile democrats saying wait a minute, this is not working the way it's rolling out right now. something has to be done to fix it. perhaps there is no bigger democrat who is saying that at this point than bill clinton who gave an interview to a little known website called ozy.com run by carlos watson, a former democratic strategist. during that interview, clinton says that the president who kept -- who made that pledge, if you like your plan you should keep it ought to keep that pledge and perhaps the law should be changed to allow americans now losing coverage as a result of the fact that their plans are not complying with obama care, they should be able to keep their plans. here's what the former president
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had to say. >> so i personally believe even if it takes a change in the law the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people and let them keep what they've got. >> reporter: now the former president clinton did not just basically go after the president during this interview. i don't think you can characterize those comments as such. actually, earlier in the interview, suzanne and michael, the former president does say that there are reasons why the implementation of obama care is not going well. he talks about the website, the problems with the website, compares that to medicare part ds rollout, the drug prescription drug plan that was rolled out for seniors under up former president george w. bush. that had some implementation issues and also the expansion of medicaid not going to all 50 states. there are some republican governors blocking it in their states. the former president bill clinton saying that's another interview why you're having some issues with obama care. but very interesting to note. and just in the last hour, dick
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durbin, top democrat in the senate under harry reid, very close to president obama encouraged barack obama, as you know, suzanne, to run for president just told ashleigh banfield in the last hour with respect to that pledge, if you like your plan keep it, he told ashleigh perhaps a couple of sentences should have been tacked onto the ends of that pledge. to have that come from dick durbin i think is also very significant. >> thank you so much. he makes a very good point here. they're all looking at 2016. if is something where it is harmful to the democrats where if they hang onto the pledge, they're not going to do well. republicans are trying to capitalize off that at this moment. >> and to your point too, bill clinton has been stumping for obama care. if he says this, that is politically significant. we're going to take a break. we'll be right back. [ male announcer ] if you can clear a crowd but not your nasal congestion, you may be muddling through allergies.
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>> there are many unbelievable stories of survival in the philippines. it is incredible. imagine this, to protect yourself and your children from a 16-foot wall of water roaring ashore. this is all pushed by winds in excess of 200 miles per hour. >> unbelievable. >> paula hancocks talked to a mother who did just that, rescued her baby but lost her husband. >> reporter: 11-month-old anthoniable blissfully unaware how lucky he is to be alive. during the storm, she sather son on her head to keep him above the water level while she held onto the roof rafters.
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>> all i hear, many people crying. many people say help, help. >> she lost her husband and many other relatives. >> no, i don't know where we go. we can survive though. it's very traumatic. it's very hard. >> reporter: thousands are trying to take their children away from the devastation and the worsening security situation. this woman had twin boys three weeks ago and too terrified to stay. >> we wake up and there's some people inside our house, looters and they could harm my children and us, as well. >> but in the midst of all this pain, there was one ray of hope in this makeshift hospital. a baby girl was born monday in the most challenging of circumstances. her mother, emily sagales was
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brought in by neighbors. pregnant woman are currently evacuated but she was too close. >> the baby came out and cried right away. there wasn't any problems and there was no bleeding. so it was a perfect delivery and a very imperfect environment. >> once the baby was born, the entire hospital applauded. a baby named baya joy bringing relief in the midst of such intense human suffer. paul lal hancocks in the philippines. >> plenty of acts of desperation too just to survive. taking food from grocery stores. also fuel from gas stations. >> people in the hard hit tacloban are doing anything they can to survive as they wait for help and food. coming up, how the road through the city is littered now with debris, downed power lines, and of course, bodies. >> what it takes to travel through that area coming up next.
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upon likely closer to 2,000 than 10,000, which was the initial estimate. but victims' bodies are littering the streets. they are decomposing beneath mounds of rubble where homes and buildings once stood. >> and that poses a big health risk going forward. desperate family members meanwhile are searching for loved ones. many survivors taking advantage of the only opportunity they have to communicate to their loved ones outside the philippines, and that's through the lens of a news camera. you'll have to read what they're saying here, but the despair is unmistakable.
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>> can you just imagine? that is the only way of letting your family know outside of the country is to tell a news crew. i'm sorry, but you know, people are dead. your family members are dead. >> it's hard to watch. >> that is the hardest video of the day to watch, that is for sure. there's devastation, of course, all over the place. we haven't even talked about the idea the damage to infrastructure, the notion of cleaning up or heaven for bid, rebuilding. the hardest hit hit area tacloban. andrew stephens is reporting from there since before the storm hit. he has a look now at a problem
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hurting people's chances of getting the help they need. decimated roads. >> reporter: just to give you an idea what's happening here, we're three days after the storm now. we are trying to get to the airport, which is 14 kilometers away. our driver was soed to come today, but he hasn't turned up. we can only assume that he's got his own family issues to deal with. so beak, we're going to try and walk and get a lift on the way. still look down there. i mean, it's just devastation, isn't it? so just not far from the hotel, we have a -- it's a first aid clinic basically. they've been treating about 244 people, minor injuries. this is all now charity from local ngos. >> we're not going to the airport, but are you guys going
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there? >> we need to go to the airport. >> i think we can ask. >> i think we could be lucky. >> this pickup is going to the airport. >> okay. so off to the airport 14 kilometers to go. hopefully it should be a fairly clear road. we are so thankful to these guys for helping us. where are you coming from? >> why did you leave? >> to find our brother. >> looting this may be, but it's also for the common cause. gas is incredibly scarce in this whole region and transport is very, very important. it's also incredibly dangerous what they're doing here.
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this is one of the national highways which links tacloban with the rest of the philippines. it's a lifeline now as supplies are move into the city. clearing it is a priority. see here the tangled lines now being taken out of the side of the road. as we continue down the road, more and more people we pass are covering their noses and mouths. the reason soon becomes parent. dead bodies on the side of the road. and the traffic clogs again, inching its way through devastation on both sides of this quhi. our trip takes about four hours in all and not once did we see any sign of relief supplies heading by road into this shattered city. andrew stephens, cnn, are tacloban city, central philippines. >> the u.s. is now pledging $20 million in aid and up next, we'll show you what other countries around the world are doing to help out in the
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philippines.
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let's talk a little bit now about international aid to those suffering in the philippines. let's talk about the united states first of all. pledging $20 million in aid. it is of course, as we have reported sending an aircraft carrier group to the philippines, as well. that's on top of the hundreds of u.s. troops already sent to the tacloban, a lot of marines there, seven american military planes deployed to remote disaster zones helping out. more than two dozen countries in all are providing aid. let's have a look the an australia. per capita, australia is perhaps the biggest one pledging $10 million so far. they have also deployed an emergency medical team. also over here, we talk about japan for the moment. they're sending a 25-member
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relief team. most of them medical experts but also some search and rescue teams, as well. the united kingdom are involved, as well. they're pledging $16 million. also, they're sending one of their naval ships from the royal navy, also a plane going in from the royal air force. and then also the european union as a body is pledging $4 million also. several individual eu countries sending medical personnel and search and rescue teams, also the united nations has launched an appeal for $300 million from its members, notably before we finish this china getting a bit of criticism. they've been in a long-0 term dispute. a land dispute with the philippines. guess what, they're only giving $100,000. criticism about that, suzanne. >> the philippine government says that 2 million people, if you can believe that, they need food, they need water. crisis likely to get a lot worse before it gets better. and another storm and an earthquake have hit since friday's super tie upon.
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that is further complicating as you can imagine the relief efforts on the ground there. so if this moves you, if you can and you're willing to do something to help these people impacted by the storm, i want you to do this. check out our website. see what you can do. it's cnn.com/impact. and coming up, sarah palin dishing on being a woman in many politics and even has some advice for hillary clinton.
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just about an hour ago, jake tapper spoke with former alaska governor and former vice presidential candidate sarah palin and she's got advice for women and those considering a possible presidential run in 2016. >> i know you're not, you wouldn't vote for hillary clinton if she ran for president. but i remember in '08 after you got the nod, you talked about the unfair media treatment that hillary clinton got when she was running for president. >> yes, yes. >> and you probably feel like you got some of that unfair media treatment, as well. sexism. if there's any woman out there thinking of running for president, what can she expect? >> she can expect that sexism
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but you overcome it. you know, you ignore it. you thicken your skin and you march forth with your message, your priorities, your agenda that you believe is right for america. yeah, hillary clinton was mistreated when it came top appearances, when it came to wardrobe. you know, petty superficial things that the men don't ever seem to hear much about. but a woman candidate will. >> governor christie cares about his appearance. >> that's because it's been extreme. so it's hard to -- it's hard for some people not to comment on it. >> and you can watch jake tapper's full interview with sarah palin tonight 4:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. >> want to see a little bit more of that. the threat of radiation forcing thousands of people from their homes. it's been 2 1/2 years since a tsunami crippled the nuclear power plant in japan. >> now we are learning many of those evacuated may never return
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cocaine. it didn't go all that well actually. listen to the crowd after rob ford was introduced before a speech on canada's remembrance day, what we in the u.s. call veterans day. >> i would like to invite to the podium his worship mayor rob ford. >> even in a' solemn ceremony like that, you could hear the boos virtually no applause at all. ford, of course, refused to step down. the city council doesn't have the power to throw him out. >> when it comes to women's rights, a new poll finds egypt is the worst country in the arab world. we are talking about the thompson reuters survey. more than 300 gender experts throughout 22 arab league states found. the group decided egypt was the worst for women. iraq came in second followed by saudi arabia, syria, and yemen. the study looks at sexual harassment, female genitalia mutilation, and the growth of
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conservative islamic groups. >> now, on the heels of the disaster in the philippines, we're now learning that people who live near the fukushima nuclear plant in japan may not ever be able to return home. >> the earthquake and tsunami of 2011 cause aid major meltdown of the plant. thousands were forced to evacuate because of the threat of radiation. i want to bring in chad meyers to explain what is the danger and why is it they can't return. >> i think this is the worst kept secret in the science. tepco, the authorities are finally saying you know what? we're never going to get this fixed good enough for you to get home. we wanted to get down to one microseifert per year, twice the radiation of denver. you're still getting 20, 30, 50 everywhere else. it's going to take a long time. these half lives of some of these thingsing are 300 years, 1,000 years. it's going to take a very, very long time. plus, there are 160,000 people that are not in their home.
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some are living with relatives, temporary housing. they finally said buy us something else, get us some place else to live. we're tired of living in temporary trailers. now they finally have decided that yeah, you know what? 2 1/2 years is enough. we haven't made enough progress. we're not going to get there in five years. >> it's not surprising, is it? people still not living at chernobyl. >> there's no infrastructure. even if they send them back to the towns, everything got wiped out by the tsunami. there's nothing for them to go back to. finally they said enough's enough. two and a half years is no longer temporary. >> are there some people close by still living there who are still in danger? >> they're 12 miles away. i think they're okay. the evacuation zone is the size of hong kong. >> wow. really. that puts it into perspective. chad, appreciate it. thanks so much. chad myers there. >> and thank you for watching "around the world." "cnn newsroom" starts right now. "cnn newsroom" starts right now. >> the see you tomorrow.
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-- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com right now, new video emerging of former president bill clinton. he says president obama needs to make things right with people who can't keep their current health care plans as he had promised. and right now, the justice department says american airlines and us airways can indeed merge. provided they take some steps designed to help their low cost competitors. what will it take to create the world's biggest carrier? and right now, a ticking time bomb in the philippines. people are desperately waiting for food and clean water. but in the middle of the standing water and the dead bodies, there is the threat of even deadlier outbreaks of disease.